Readings in Humanities and Social Sciences (Economics, English)A-E1

Numbering Code U-LAS03 10008 SB48 Year/Term 2021 ・ First semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Seminar
Target Year 2nd year students or above Target Student For all majors
Language English Day/Period Mon.3
Instructor name COLPAN,Meziyet Asli (Graduate School of Management Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course The objective of this course is to introduce academic writings on corporate strategy and governance to students. It also aims to improve the students’ writing, listening and discussion skills on the abovementioned topics.
Course Goals Improving students reading, writing, listening and discussion skills on strategic management.
Schedule and Contents The class will be divided into the below five parts that all relate to corporate strategy and/or governance topics and each topic will be covered in two or three weeks:
(It will however be custom-tailored to meet the level and interests of the students).

1-3. Classic academic writings on the subject (Eg. Works of Alfred Chandler and other influential scholars)
4-10. Harvard Business School cases on Japanese and international companies
11-13. Contemporary readings that will come from a diverse set of publications, including books, journals and
newspapers (such as Financial Times and Wall Street Journal)
14. Video-clips on the corporate strategy and/or governance of selected companies
15. Feedback
The above will be conducted through student (individual or team) presentations on their selected themes.
Evaluation Methods and Policy Class participation and assignment (50%) and final exam (50%).
Course Requirements The class will be conducted mainly in English so basic understanding of English is necessary. Also those students that are interested in management and business related subjects are encouraged to join.
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Students will need to come prepared to class by reading given assignments. They are also expected to make at least one presentation during the semester.
Textbooks Textbooks/References No specific textbooks are used. Relevant materials will be distributed in class each week.
References, etc.